Sunday, January 16, 2011
Submitted by Thea Paulson, from Sofie Kelly’s Curiosity Thrilled the Cat
I admit I was shocked when Kathleen told me she was leaving Boston to move to Mayville Heights, Minnesota. I know she’s doing an excellent job of supervising the renovation and upgrading of Mayville’s library, but it was such a spontaneous decision and my Katydid is not a spontaneous person. She’s always been sensible and dependable. I know that she was hurt by the way things ended with Andrew, but I had no idea she’d react in such a dramatic fashion. Perhaps she did inherit some artistic temperament from her father and me after all.
I certainly wasn’t happy to find out that Kathleen had been the one to find Gregor Easton’s body, however. A quiet little town like Mayville Heights is the last place you expect a murder to happen. Of course, who would have expected a musician of Easton’s caliber to be guest composer at a small regional music festival in the first place?
Easton was a randy old goat. Never could keep his hands—or other body parts—to himself, from what I’d heard. When you’re his age and you’re always sniffing around younger women no good is going to come out of it.
I’m sure it will all work out, though. Things have a way of doing that. And it’s not like Kathleen’s going to be in Mayville Heights forever. She signed a two-year contract and she’s already been in Minnesota for almost six months. She’ll be home soon. I’m not sure what we’ll do with those cats, though. There’s something off about them. I just can’t put my finger on it.
Sofie Kelly is an author and mixed-media artist who lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. CURIOSITY THRILLED THE CAT is the first in the new Magical Cats Mystery series from Obsidian. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen’s fondness for Barry Manilow. Owen and Hercules make their debut in February and can be pre-ordered now.